Last chance to nominate your Cow of the Year! Deadline: Nov. 20 for Pulsator and Mid-States!

For Mid-States: Contact Kate Geppert
For Pulsator: Contact Shannon Kleiboeker

Fourteenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2021 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/21
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - Nov. 20, 2021; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 20, 2021. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.




District meetings are a chance to get together on a local level to learn what is going on in the industry and connect with your local breeders. Hopefully we will have several state representatives attend the meetings. Mark your calendars with the date. Specific location and time will be distributed from each district secretary or return here for details.

Monday, November 15 South Central District
Noon Meeting 12 Noon at El Tule Oaxaca Mexicana Restaurant
207 Springfield Rd, Ava, MO
(Next to old Pizza Hut)

Monday, November 15 Southeast District
7 PM, Delmonicos Restaurant, Jackson, MO, Exit 99

Tuesday, November 16 Northeast Central District
11AM Luckys Cafe, Edina

Tuesday, November 16 Northwest District
6:30PM Bandanas Bar-B-Que, St. Joseph

Wednesday, November 17 West Central District
12 Noon Gilbert's Grill & Co
102 S. Fisher St, Versailles, MO

Thursday, November 18 Southwest District
12PM, Smiths Restaurant,
1340 State Hwy U, Bolivar



Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 10, 2021 and sent to Katie Wantland. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Katie for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Katie Wantland at 417-872-5543 or Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!



January 21 - 22, 2022
Oasis Hotel & convention Center, Springfield, MO

**Tentative Convention Schedule**

Details and registration form will be listed in the Pulsator Magazine. Here are the events that are planned for Friday & Saturday

SCHEDULE, Friday, January 21

  • Friday AM Missouri Dairy Breakout sessions and visit with Vendors
  • Noon Luncheon Speaker
  • Friday PM Missouri Dairy Meeting and Development Session
  • Afternoon MHA Committee Meetings
  • Evening Missouri Dairy light meal and social
    All-Breeds Cornhole Fundraising Tournament
    All-Breeds Awards Ceremony
    All-Breeds Silent Auction

SCHEDULE, Saturday, January 22

  • 9:00 AM Missouri Holstein Board of Directors Meeting
  • 9:00 AM Missouri Junior Holstein Association (MHA) Princess / Little Miss Interviews
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Junior Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Holstein Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Brown Swiss Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Ayrshire Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Guernsey Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Jersey Cattle Club Annual Meeting


Thoughts and Prayers Needed

Kim (Wilson) Grewe
and Daughter Brynn

We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for Brynn. She has had several recent surgeries. Be sure to check out Caring Bridge below to see updates.

We ask for everyone's thoughts and prayers for former Missouri Holstein Member Kim (Wilson) Grewe, her husband Brandon and most of all their daughter Brynn. Brynn is the beloved granddaughter of longtime members Mike and Tina Wilson. She is also the niece of Scott and Jenna Wilson, and Shannon and Jared Kleiboeker.

On June 28th, Brynn Charlie Grewe was taken to the hospital and has remained there since. This 1 1/2 year old was fighting a nasty bacteria and it had taken over her body. They are happy to share that there have been many blessings and miracles through the hands of the medical staff to help her in healing, but she will have a long and hard road ahead of her. All the effects the infection had on her body will not be known for sometime. For Brynn's full story and updates on her current condition, you may follow her website at:

FALL PULSATOR - Watch your mailbox!

NEXT AD DEADLINE - November 20!
This issue will be feature Cow of the Year nominations state convention details. So, be sure to get your ad space reserved right away!

Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
To view the Fall 2021 Pulsator PDF Click here

Don't forget to nominate your 2020 Cow of the Year in the December Issue!

If you are interested in advertising your farm, cattle, or business contact Shannon Kleiboeker ASAP for details on the multi-issue rates. We are excited about uniting the Missouri dairy industry! Want to know more how you can get your association's information included FREE be sure to contact Shannon.

December is our State Convention / Expo issue!

The December issue will be full of information regarding state convention meetings and the dairy expo. So be sure to include your advertisement as you reach ALL of Missouri's dairymen.

Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?

No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

Deadline for the next issue is November 20!

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker or 417-737-2876
Jenna Wilson

In Memory - Christina Lohmann
December 8, 1971 - October 28, 2021

Christina Lohmann - Lohmann Farm

Christina "Christi" Lynn Lohmann, 49, of Perryville, Missouri passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born December 8, 1971 in Cape Girardeau, MO to Charles and Imelia "Millie" (Brockmeyer) Seyer. She and David Lohmann were married September 7, 1996 at Salem Lutheran Church, Farrar. She received her Associates Degree and was a Payroll Secretary for Columbia Construction. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Heartland Down Syndrome Association and St. Ann Ladies Sodality. She served as a leader for the Farrar Hawthorne 4-H Club. She enjoyed attending My Team Triumph Runs and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, her parents, daughter, Courtney Lohmann; two sons, Clayton Lohmann, Dalton Lohmann; sister, Linda (David) Henson of Cape Girardeau; two nephews, Cody Henson, Dylan Henson, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother in-law, Edward O. (Bernice) Lohmann; paternal grandparents, Andrew (Coletta) Seyer; maternal grandparents, Frank (Mary) Brockmeyer.

Mass was held November 3, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson with the Rev. Randy Tochtrop officiating. Burial will be at Russell Heights in Jackson. Memorial contributions may be given to Heartland Down Syndrome Association, the Farrar Hawthorne 4-H Club, My Team Triumph, or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at Condolences may be sent to David Lohmann, 1342 PCR 330, Perryville, MO 63775

In Memory - Noel Boyd
June 3, 1940 - October 6, 2021

Noel Boyd - Boyd Brothers

Noel Ray Boyd was born on June 3rd, 1940 and passed away on Wednesday October 6th, 2021 surrounded by his family. Noel attended Second Baptist Church and served in The National Guard.

During his life, Noel lived and worked in the Pleasant Hope and Springfield areas. He raised prize winning dairy cattle on the Boyd Brothers Farm and worked 20 years at Tindle Mills before purchasing the Pleasant Hope Bank. He served as a board member for numerous Springfield area banks and generously supported Breast Cancer of the Ozarks, The Boys Club, MSU and The Ozark Empire Foundation that was dedicated to supporting youth in agriculture and to award youth grants and scholarships.

Noel is survived by his loving wife, Rita, his children, Tim (Melinda) and David (Mandy). Grandchildren, Ty, Taylor Rae, Elle and Anne. They will forever cherish and love their “Pa Noel”. One Sister, Barbara Austin (Bill), brothers, Lloyd and Larry (Shawna) and many nephews and nieces. Noel is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence L. Boyd and Willa June Boyd.

Noel will be remembered for his quiet gentle manner and his humble spirit. If you knew Noel, he touched your life and a part of him will live on in our hearts forever. We would like to express our appreciation to the amazing team of doctors and nurses at KU Medical Center that took special care of Noel. Family and friends are invited to attend an open house Celebration of Life for Noel on November 10, 2021 from 4pm-6pm at Hickory Hills Country Club in Springfield, MO. Memorial donations may be made in Noel’s honor to Ozark Empire Fair Foundation at 3001 N. Grant Avenue, Springfield, MO 65803.

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (Rainfall Index) program - Deadline moved to Dec. 1

Pasture, Rangeland, and forages cover approximately 55 percent of all U.S. land. Forage grows differently in different areas, so it's important for farmers and ranchers to know which types and techniques work best for their region. The following insurance program is available for Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF).

PRF is an area-based plan of insurance that uses a rainfall index to determine losses and trigger indemnities. It is important for ranchers and farmers to understand that payments are not based on individual rain gauges on their farm or a single weather station. Online tools are available to assist producers to determine how well the program correlated with their past forage production on the RMA

For More Info: For more information regarding these programs, contact a qualified Crop Insurance Agent.


Dairy Margin Program

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2021
Rates for 2021:
- January Rate: 7.14. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $2.36 per cwt
- February Rate: 6.22. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.28 per cwt
- March Rate: 6.46. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.04 per cwt.
- April Rate: 6.96. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $2.56 per cwt.
- May Rate: 6.89. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $2.61 per cwt.
- June Rate: 6.24. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.26 per cwt
- July Rate: 5.68. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.82 per cwt
- August Rate: 5.25. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $4.25 per cwt
- September Rate: 6.93. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $2.57 per cwt.



-- LATE FEE of $10/Membership for Current members AFTER APRIL 14, 2021
-- Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards
-- NEW MEMBERS pay basic rates without late fee (June 1 award deadline still applies for current year).


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually
for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members
- $25 additional to receive Pulsator Magazine (per family)
- $5 additional to receive Mid-States News Magazine (per family)

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Three options to pay your Membership:
- Download & Mail
- Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)
- Submit through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein

Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2021 Missouri Membership List - By District



Nov. 9 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY

November 15-18 State District Meetings

November 20 Cow of the Year Deadline for Pulsator

November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 1 USDA-RMA: Pasture, Rangeland, Forage program deadline

December 10 MO Holstein Junior Award Deadline

December 11 Dairy Margin Covereage Enrollment ends for 2021


January Classification for Missouri

January 20-22 Missouri Dairy Expo & State Convention, Oasis Hotel, Springfield

February 1 2023 MO Holstein Futurity Entries Due

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

MU Extention Monthly Newsletter

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Ryan Bilyeu
Phone: 417-838-1093

Vice President
Scott Wilson

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
John Schoen


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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